Fiber Breakfast Cereal-Hot or Cold

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Chef Tweaker

A friend got a version of this from a health food store (courtesy of the Comprehensive Medical Center in Bellevue, WA). It was entitled "Immune Breakfast", served cold and in addition to the listed ingredients also included 1 cup soy lecithin granules and 1 cup ground milk thistle. I omitted them and wanted to post this as I make it. Also it originally had oat bran but I knew that I would prefer the wheat. Naturally, everything was organic on the original recipe.

Top Review by pammyowl

This was a delicious, easy way to get more fiber into me!! OL! Originally I wanted to do the cold version, but got impatient and made the hot version. I used dried cranberries and blueberries. I loved the natural sweetness.Yum, thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prep: Grind almonds in a coffee grinder (makes if fine like flour) or in a food processor (leaves chunks which is good too). If you have whole flaxseed, then grind it as well. I was able to find cold-processed ground flaxseed from my local warehouse store and I keep it in the freezer.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the fruit. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for best quality.
  3. To serve COLD: The evening before, scoop 1/2 cup of the mixture into a bowl, add about 2 Tbs dried fruit and 1 cup of soymilk. Allow to sit overnight to soak up the liquid. If fresh fruit is available you may want to wait to add it (1/2 cup) just before serving. If you are in a hurry, you can try 30 minutes soaking time but if you can't soak overnight I recommend the HOT serving instead.
  4. To serve HOT: (I discovered this out of necessity. It tastes quite different from the cold version but it makes a nice change from regular oatmeal.).
  5. Scoop 1/2 cup of mixture into a microwaveable bowl and add 2 Tbs of dried fruit or 1/2 cup fresh fruit and 1 cup soymilk. Micro for 2 minutes. Stir, and micro for 1 minute more. Allow to cool slightly before eating.
  6. Note: If you have it available, you can try substituting chia seed for the flaxseed. Chia is very tiny -like the size of kiwi seeds- and it doesn't need to be ground for your body to digest it. It has a much higher nutritional footprint than flaxseed. Unfortunately it is about $15 a pound and I have never had enough on hand to put a whole cup into the mix. Instead I just left out the flax and put one tablespoon into the individual bowl.
  7. Note on nurtritional info: According to my calculations it contains 272 calories and 10 grams of fiber not counting the fruit. I guess it would depend on the amount in your soymilk etc.

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